A Harper Harlow Mystery, Book #2
Lily Harper Hart
Harper Harlow has the world at her fingertips, and the weight of the world on her shoulders.
Whisper Cove’s resident ghost hunter finds that her professional life is soaring – while her personal life is floundering. She’s on a man diet – and nothing is going to tempt her, or so she swears.
Jared Monroe thought ten days away was nothing – until Harper’s anger hit him square in the face, and the heart, upon his return to town. He didn’t mean to hurt her, but a woman’s anger runs deep.
When a teenager is found in a local park, Jared and Harper find their paths intersecting … again.
Derek Thompson may have been looking forward to a bright future, but now he’s only looking back at a tortured past as his murderer runs free.
Jared and Harper have to work together – and face their issues – if they want to put Derek to rest. Working together is a great idea … until their hormones get in the way.
Can this couple find common ground? And, more importantly, can the dark underbelly of Whisper Cove survive the sordid truth? Only time will tell, and Jared and Harper are running out of it. (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and three dimensional. I just love the relationship between Harper and Zander. They are best friends and you can tell that they would do anything for each other. Their bickering and banter always makes me smile, and sometimes laugh out loud. The secondary characters added a lot to the story and I enjoyed getting to spend time with all of them again.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place. The small town setting was spot on, where everyone knew everybody else’s business.
The mystery was carried on well throughout the whole book. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through that it made it difficult to know who the killer was. I felt sad for the murdered victim, his ghost seemed so lost.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted paranormal cozy mystery. With great characters, a great small town setting, a first rate mystery and lots of humor, what is not to love. I really enjoy this series and cannot wait to read the next book.